President Rodrigo Duterte appeared in photos to received a warm welcome from the Chinese community upon arriving in China for his official state visit from October 18 to 21.
Duterte aims to strengthen the bilateral relations with China through his state-visit.
On the photos being circulated online, the Chinese officials seemed to be elated as they welcomed the President Duterte.
The President is also set to meet the highest officials in China including Premier Li Keqiang and Chairman Zhang Dejiang
Joining the President in his state visit is the almost 400 Filipino business leaders.
Amid of the territorial dispute regarding the South China Sea, Duterte did not hesitate to visit China to better improve their diplomatic relations.
On his state visit, it is expected that the territorial dispute will be discussed.
Here are the following photos released by the Philippine Presidential Communication Office: